Four years ago today Christchurch was struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, killing 185 people and many others injured. Thousands of buildings around the city and surrounds were badly damaged but four years on things are definitely improving – although sometimes with the roadworks and traffic it doesn’t always feel like it. Today we remember those who died but also look forward to a new Christchurch.
The Blackwells department store in Kaiapoi after the February 22nd quake, now rebuilt and looking great
The local Pines Beach store, gone now.
Lots of gaps at Pines Beach where houses have been torn down.
The new library in Kaiapoi, now complete and a lovely new building.